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The Resource The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic, Mike Duncan

The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic, Mike Duncan

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The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic
Title
The storm before the storm
Title remainder
the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic
Statement of responsibility
Mike Duncan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The creator of the podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants, barbarian chieftains, and despotic kings. Through the centuries, Rome's model of cooperative and participatory government remained remarkably durable and unmatched in the history of the ancient world. In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved to be its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled: rising economic inequality disrupted traditional ways of life, endemic social and ethnic prejudice led to clashes over citizenship and voting rights, and rampant corruption and ruthless ambition sparked violent political clashes that cracked the once indestructible foundations of the Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, Michael Duncan dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way
Summary
Recreating the turbulent years from 133-80 BCE, the author tells the story of the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic—a tale of the first generation that had to cope with the dangerous new political environment made possible by Rome’s unrivaled domination over the known world—drawing many parallels to present-day America
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600890
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DLC
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Duncan, Michael
Dewey number
937/.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG254
LC item number
.D86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Target audience
adult
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the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic
Label
The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic, Mike Duncan
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The triumph of the Roman Republic -- The beasts of Italy -- The stepchildren of Rome -- Daggers in the forum -- A city for sale -- The spoils of victory -- The golden earring -- Marius's mules -- The third founder of Rome -- Italia -- The ruins of Carthage -- The spiked boots -- Civil War -- Dictator for life
Control code
21268698
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 327 pages
Isbn
9781610397216
Lccn
2017020617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972386931
Label
The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic, Mike Duncan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The triumph of the Roman Republic -- The beasts of Italy -- The stepchildren of Rome -- Daggers in the forum -- A city for sale -- The spoils of victory -- The golden earring -- Marius's mules -- The third founder of Rome -- Italia -- The ruins of Carthage -- The spiked boots -- Civil War -- Dictator for life
Control code
21268698
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 327 pages
Isbn
9781610397216
Lccn
2017020617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972386931

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